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Posted By: Bobert
01-Sep-07 - 08:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
Subject: RE: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
Geeze, pdq... Why not throw in rapists, thieves and communists as Dems, too???

But nevermind all that...

Good site, LH... Yeah I had forgotten just how Lincoln had won that election and now it all comes back to me...

But what I hadn't forgotten was that Lincoln was IMO thwe worst preasident the US ever had... The Civil War (which it wasn't) began shortly after his inaguration.... He had choices to make just as George Bush ahd choices to make in regards to Iraq... The both made very bad choices...

What I find incredulous about Lincoln is the sanitization of what he did... I mean, why can't we tell the people the truth??? I don't wnt to have mythology shoved down our kids throats as if it actaully did happen the way the revisionist wished it had happened...

Like what good is mythology??? How does it play into Jefferson's thinking that democracy can only thrive if the people know what the heck is going on???

The mythology tends to be applied to those presidents who screwed up and got us into meaningless or immoral wars... Polk, Lincoln, McKinley, Kennedy and now Bush...

Who knows... Maybe in a 100 years the revisionists will be telling folks that Bush was right up there with Lincoln... Hey, in my book, he's allready there...

Bobert